We’ve known for years that making art has many benefits for a child’s development and well being. Creating art strengthens fine motor skills, problem solving and decision making skills, and allows for opportunities for self-expression, as well as helping kids process the world around them and the big emotions they often feel.

But creating art can be so much more than an activity to keep your kids busy and happy…when you take time to create art together you are creating common ground and interests, encouraging opportunities for fun and relaxed communication, and strong family bonds.

Take a look at this article from The Conversation packed with helpful information about the benefits of creating art together as well as easy-to-plan art activities.

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